Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Support Spay/Neuter Bills in Washington State, Get Involved!

I am impressed by this organized approach to legislative victory. It will be hard work, but if you live in the State of Washington and you support spay/neuter programs, please continue reading or see the links for more info.

Join the Grassroots Campaign and be a Save Washington Pets Legislative Supporter or Captain in Your District!

Here’s all you need to do:
When it’s time to contact your state senator or state representatives to ask for support of the spay/neuter bill, we will let you know by telephone or email. Your job will be to call or personally write (US mail), or meet with your legislator and ask him or her to take specific action in support of the bill (we will provide guidance to you about this). Please be sure you have the time and willingness to do this—a personal contact like this is very important!

Ask two other friends or associates if they would also become legislative advocates for Save Washington Pets, and have them contact us to sign up.

There are 49 legislative districts in Washington. We would like to have at least 20 advocates in each district. Where necessary, one advocate will be asked to serve as a coordinator or "captain" for his or her district.

Why is this important? You, as a constituent, are among the people that legislators are most likely to listen to. Your voice matters. Expressing your views to your legislators about the spay/neuter bill WILL make a difference and can help this bill move through the legislative process.

When will you need to help? We anticipate needing your help periodically (a few times) beginning in January 2011 and through the 105-day legislative session.

How do I sign up to become a spay/neuter advocate?

Send us an email at that says you would like to be an advocate, and provide the following information:

1. Your first and last name
2. Your mailing address (street/PO Box, city, state [WA], and zip code)
3. Your email address
4. Your preferred telephone number
5. Your legislative district number (1-49) if you have it. If you do not, we will look it up for you using your address (We use the legislature's district finder:

Your contact information will not be sold, traded or given away. Your name and telephone number will be shared with the district captain, however.
Also, for information about the two bills they are asking the public to support, go here. One of them is an anti-cruelty bill.